Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements

Lift Mastery

Use biotic Lift 75 times   

Create an Adept character, as they can use all biotic powers. Go to the Citadel and target a Citadel Rapid Transport station. Use, Lift, Warp, Singularity, Stasis, and Barrier (although you could just run around casting barrier). Then wait for all your powers to recharge and repeat until you get all the achievements. It helps to have adrenaline rush as it resets all your cooldowns, so you can get an extra cast in whenever it is off cooldown.

Note: Ally power usage will not contribute to these achievements.

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Comment #1 by skeggs1664
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 07:33:39 AM

do you have to have these as YOUR abilities or can these achievements be done using the other members of your parties abilities?

Comment #2 by Buddah00
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 01:12:46 AM

They have to be done by you. Your allies will not count on this.

Comment #3 by Dimples1991
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 01:08:34 PM

Do you have to target the citadel rapid transit stations?

Comment #4 by TytanikZer0
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 04:55:51 PM

I found that there was really no reason to farm these. If you plan your playthroughs correctly you can hit them all. Just do a playthrough with each of the "dedicated" classes (soldier, engineer, adept) to get access to the entire skill trees. My second playthrough was with an infiltrator and you don't have access to half the abilities that the engineer does. Same goes for the sentinel and vanguard.

If you want the "do the whole game with such-and-such a squad member" acheivements, you need 3 playthroughs (one with each class, conveneintly). This lines up nicely with having to do 3 difficulties as well.

My first was a soldier. There's more than enough stuff to shoot at to get 150 kills with every weapon. You'll also unlock the ability to apply weapon specializations to subsequ

Comment #5 by TytanikZer0
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 04:57:39 PM

Hmm - first post - apparently you run out of space. Sorry 'bout that.

subsequent characthers on the same profile. Add an assault rifle specialization to your engineer and adept and they can actually do some respectable damage in a dogfight.

Second playthrough was the infiltrator - writeoff for these achievements. Third was the engineer. Just spam debuffs at everything you find and you'll get all of these. The only "long" one is the hacking. You have to conciously hack any mechanical ne'er do well you see.

Third playthrough was an adept on insane. This is where the AR skill tree is nice to have. Again, just biotic at everything you encounter and you'll get them all no problem. I found the "lift/singularity/push" combo to be particularly amusing as it often results in a glo

Comment #6 by TytanikZer0
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 04:59:04 PM

gloriously entertaining random maelstrom of smashing bodies and objects that you can shoot at and throw grenades into at your leisure. High explosive grenades are great as they blast everyone out of the mess and then the singularity sucks them right back in. Good times.

There you go. 3 playthroughs, all difficulty, weapon/skill and party member achievements. Just remember not to pick a "hybrid" class if you're after all of them as quickly as possible.

Comment #7 by TheHarveyShow
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 01:08:45 PM

I wish you could "ilike" comments like facebook, because I'd like those 3 last posts hahaha!

Comment #8 by Resident Jesus
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 08:37:17 PM


Only problem is that the difficulty achievements are A LOT easier with an imported character from a previous playthrough, as you're still all levelled and such.

Comment #9 by IcarusPain
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 07:17:39 PM

maybe its me and idk how to get it, but I cant get adrenaline rush on my adept or engineer. if so how can this be done?

Comment #10 by monleypunk28
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 12:49:03 AM

@7 i agree, they should look into thumbs ups and downs for comments as well
like they do on the posts they post on the main page

Comment #11 by PdX Tanto
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:07:56 PM

Just completed all the Mass Effect achievements five minutes ago and wanted to make a post to help cut down on clean up time if you followed the main guide. After creating an Adept and have got to level 6 you will have enough leveling points to unlock all the abilities needed for the achievements. When it comes to the getting all the Mastery achievements the best bet is to do Singularity and Lift Mastery first since they can both be achieved by casting them on the Transit terminals at the citadel just make sure they are locking on. The other Mastery achievements (Stasis, Barrier, Throw, Warp) can be done by casting them against the Mako. I just did it on the same planet where you find the Asari Ally, but can be done on any planet. I am positive this works, so don’t worry.

Comment #12 by Rule
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 04:57:36 PM

These can be achieved by your ally abilities, just as long as you select them yourself. I know this because I got the barrier achievement way before the other ones.

Comment #13 by Rule
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 04:59:10 PM

never mind what I said, it's not true...

Comment #14 by thiagoltuma
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 02:19:45 PM

Can i save/load for faster cooldown?

Comment #15 by PdX Tanto
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 09:22:05 PM

Yeah don't save / load just load once you use them all.

Comment #16 by TytanikZer0
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 12:25:14 AM

@7/10: Thanks. Glad you found it useful.

@8: You're right. The first part of insanity with a L1 biotic sucked. I also don't think there are enough XP in the game to run up to L60 in one playthrough, so I would up playing the same character on insanity twice. A L60 biotic with an assault rifle is downright lethal. I'd take that over a jacked soldier any day of the week.

@9: I don't think you can do that as it's not an achievement-based ability. Each achievement in this game unlocks something if you look at the menu. There's no cheevo for adrenaline rush, so you can't pick it as a bonus ability.

Comment #17 by Oceans4Ransom
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 12:06:32 AM

Going off of PdX Tanto, The 4 mentioned to be used on the Mako are also able to be unlocked at the fight with Fist. Basically as long as you save it before you fight him, you can use the abilities as much as needed (it worked for me this way except for the ai hacking... that was only unlocked by using the abulity once on each turret then loading). Lift and Singularity should be unlocked and used on the Transit stations. So there are plenty of options just not enough time for them.

Comment #18 by malakie1
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 06:00:28 PM

maybe theres been an up date citadel station isnt working for me

Comment #19 by Adar Kane
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 08:32:47 AM

@4, 5, 6 You really love to sound like the smartest guy in the room. Some info was helpful but yeah why would you start from scratch with a character on insanity?

Comment #20 by Adar Kane
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:15:07 PM

@11 I can confirm that he speaks the truth, following his method worked flawlessly.

Comment #21 by TytanikZer0
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 06:02:24 PM


Wasn't trying to sound smart; just found a way to knock off everything in 3 runs so I thought I'd share. That is what this is, right? A webpage where people share tactics to get achievements?

The insanity run was the third difficulty with the third class with the last 2 allies. Just made sense. Granted I didn't know what I was getting into and there were a few near "controller through TV" moments, but once you level up a bit and adapt to how the game wants you to play, it really isn't that bad. Did the same thing on ME2 with pretty much the same results.

Comment #22 by Mister Deades
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 10:22:32 AM

o.o why don't your ally's count? I have to play again but i dont want to be a biotic D:

Comment #23 by Jhartigan69
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 12:13:41 PM

a good way to do this with a low level new character would be at the pinnacle station dlc. do the survival challenge map where you kill until you are killed. I Haven't tried this yet but if anyone does let us know

Comment #24 by x0BlackRose0x
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 11:02:08 AM

"Do you have to target the citadel rapid transit stations?"
I don't know if to hit the biotic powers at the spaceship behind the console or the console itself =/ Or doesn't it matter where I aim my powers at?

Comment #25 by ttdrevan
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 11:14:42 AM

I have obtained only Barrier achievement, why all the others can't be obtained? I' ve used them more than 75 times, about 50 times I am sure it was on Citadel Rapid transit station

Comment #26 by zarda1
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 04:31:10 AM

the terminal method still works great, if you're having trouble make sure you're targetting the right spot everytime (red triangle inside the blue circle). barrier doesn't need to be locked on but the rest of the biotics do.

Comment #27 by Kyren11
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:01:11 AM

The best way to get all the achievements as quickly as possible and get all the class specific achievements, (with the least amount of downtime) AND get the Long Service Medals is the following:

1st Playthrough: Normal Difficulty. Recommended class: Soldier. Ashley and Kaiden as Allies. Play through the game paying specific attention to the codex achievement and developing a romance. You'll earn the majority of the achievements on your first play through. I earned 30 my first time through. Use all your weapons, focus on having as much shields as you can (For Tactician). And max out your charm/intimidate and paragon/renegade score. This will be your main character you'll carry throughout the series and future playthroughs.

Comment #28 by Kyren11
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:09:35 AM

Special Playthroughs: Normal Difficulty. Recommended Class: Adept/Engineer. Choose your bonus ability as Adrenalin Rush (that you earned from your time with Ashley the previous playthrough). Any allies (it doesn't matter). Level up as quickly as possible. Most people recommend level 6 but the higher you can get the better because you can spend more points on skills the decrease the cooldown on your abilities.

Then for the Adept spam the Transfer terminals and Engineer spam the Mako. Using Adrenalin rush to reset your cooldowns and making this even quicker. No joke I got to level 8 with both classes and all the specialist achievements in one night about 3-4 hours watching YouTube the whole time
:-). Once you finish with the adept restart as an engineer and do it again. or Vice Versa

Comment #29 by Kyren11
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:22:55 AM

2nd Playthrough: Veteran Difficulty. Use same character as 1st Playthrough. If you have Barrier as a bonus ability I recommend getting it but Adrenalin Rush works well too. Use two allies you haven't used before. Max out Paragon or Renegade that you didn't do the first time and you'll probably get a 50th level character if not a 60th level character by the time your done. This will make your last playthrough much easier. I recommend getting both the Bring Down the Sky DLC as well as Pinnacle Station. I got all of my Ally achievements well before Ilos because I played through both DLCs and they popped I thought pretty early.

3rd Playthrough: Hardcore Difficulty. Recommended class: same as 1st two playthroughs (not your special playthrough). You should be level 60 if not really close. Las

Comment #30 by Kyren11
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:27:55 AM

(Note* I wish they would show you Max Characters used in this forum post)

3rd Playthrough: Hardcore Difficulty. Recommended class: same as 1st two playthroughs (not your special playthroughs). You should be level 60 if not really close. Last two allies and BAM! You got a perfect game on one the best series ever released. With only minimal amount of spamming/grinding for achievements. Hope this helps!

Comment #31 by Cashin
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 07:03:46 PM

I can confirm that the biotics (except throw as I already had that cheevo) all work on the transit stations. Just makes sure to target the inside of the blue circle on the transit station and that the the red triangle is inside of it.

Hope it helps!!

Comment #32 by GamerJani
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 03:19:34 PM

Yep, it still works! I only did those with warp and throw, I guess I need to unlock other powers?

Comment #33 by LacedAndBraced
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 11:10:42 PM

the above method also works on the Mako ground vehicle

Comment #34 by WolfmanStarrk
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 02:30:53 AM

Can this also work on the Prothean Beakon on Eden Prime? I'm trying to get the Throw, Stasis and Warp achievements by grinding them, I plan to get Singularity and Lift at the citadel.

Comment #35 by Mc1ovin11
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 06:17:50 PM

For anyone else who just bought this on the XBL sale-warp and throw definitely still work when targeting the rapid transit station terminals on the Citadel.Will try the other biotics on next playthru but presume they'll work too.Didn't take more than 15 mins.

Comment #36 by rymajn
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 07:55:28 PM

Just did the rapid transit terminal trick for Lift, Singularity, and Stasis.

Comment #37 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 05:34:23 PM

Thanks for those that have confirmed they still work in the Citadel. Just created an Adept to knock out those achievements. Always played Soldier class previously and being a Biotic looks kinda fun. Might stick with this for a full playthrough.

Comment #38 by AFX Acid
Saturday, February 01, 2014 @ 08:22:14 PM

I was a little nervous about just reloading saves instead of waiting for the powers to cool down, but it works. Don't need to save beforehand. Target a Citadel Rapid Transit station with all the powers you need, then just reload the save and rinse and repeat until your done. Easy.

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US November 20, 2007
Europe November 23, 2007

ESRB: Mature
HDD Space Required : 6.83 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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